Author(s): Nayak AK, Das BK, Kohli MP, Mukherjee SC
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Abstract The immunosuppressive effects of bath exposure to a sub lethal concentration of the synthetic pyrethroid alpha-permethrin (3.05 x 10(-4) mg l(-1)) in the Indian Major carp, Labeo rohita was studied after 45 days' exposure. In some groups, the effects of alpha-permethrin on non-specific defences and serum enzymes of carp were investigated after challenge with Aeromonas hydrophila. Several nonspecific immune responses and serum enzymes were reduced after exposure of alpha-permethrin. Bactericidal activity of rohu serum was reduced significantly in pesticide and bacteria treated fish. The Glutamic Oxaloacetate Transaminase (GOT) and Glutamic Pyruvate Transaminase (GPT) activity were increased in immunosuppressed fish. Blood glucose level was elevated significantly and Hb\% was reduced significantly in pesticide and bacteria treated fishes as compared to the negative control.
This article was published in Fish Shellfish Immunol
and referenced in Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences